Thursday, February 6, 2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #102

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #102 continues the themes of the last issue with the Turtles further fracturing after the death of Splinter. The latest issue sees Donatello leave the family, searching for his own path. While we look in at the Turtles and other characters such as April, the primary focus of the issue deals with life in the quarantined Mutant Town which is now run by Old Hob and his Mutanimals, not all of whom are playing nice with the newly-mutated populace.

The issue introduces us to to the human-porcupine mutant with a mean-streak Diamond who gets on the bad side of both Old Hob and Sally Pride only to cause even further trouble in spoiling Hob's deal with Koya that accidentally lets loose three weasel warriors on the unsuspecting populace of Mutant Town.

Diamond and the weasels are both interesting additions to the status quo, the former's angry self-interest and the foreshadowing of the weasel's potential both open new avenues for trouble in Manhattan and a situation potentially large enough to inspire the reunion of family. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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